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Sadly, it’s not all Greek to our kids. Why aren’t they speaking Greek?

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the Australian Government will offer an extra $11.8 million in funding to the Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program, with the participating preschools …

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Australia’s first Greek Lord Mayor, Steve Condous AM has passed away, aged 82

Australia’s first Mayor of Greek descent and former state MP, Steve George Condous AM passed away on Friday 22 June following a short illness, aged 82. The charismatic politician was …

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A Greek Australian behind the best bakery in Australia

Nine years ago, Greek Australian Theo Vorenas decided to change career paths. After years of working as a car mechanic he started his own bakery, but he never anticipated that …

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Breaking the seal of confession

As of 1 October, South Australia will become the first state in Australia in which priests will be required by law to report any cases of child sex abuse admitted …

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Ancient Greek names declared most popular worldwide

According to a recent report published by popular UK blog BabyCentre, Ancient Greek names feature at the top of the list of the most popular names worldwide for 2018. “Ancient …

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‘A Migrant’s Son’: An ode to first-generation Greek migrants in Australia

Inspired by her experience as a child of Greek migrants growing up in the small opal mining town of Coober Pedy in South Australia, 36-year-old performer Michaela Burger (nee Lucas), …

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A dream comes true: Greek Australians purchase equipment for Greek hospital

The members of the Australian Hellenic Medical Charity Inc. (AHMCI), which was conceptualised and registered 18 months ago with a sole purpose of raising funds to support hospitals in Greece, …

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90-year-old yiayia receives Local Legend Award in Australia

It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for yiayia Kyriakoula Kontakos when Federal Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler awarded her his annual Local Legend Award in acknowledgement of her extraordinary contribution …

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Best supermarket in the world hosts big fat Ikarian feast

Notable South Australian family-owned business, Foodland Pasadena, voted International Retailer of the Year in the 2017 IGA Global Awards raised the bar last week when it hosted a ‘Blue Zone …

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The grooms of Begona; an untold story

Although much has been written about the 900 young Greek single women known as nyfes (brides), who left their families and homes 61 years ago and embarked on a journey …